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Friday, June 20, 2014

St. Matthew's UCC

The Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope will be holding a new members orientation session at 10:45 a.m., Sunday. If you are interested in learning more about St. Matthew's or are looking for a church family, please attend. Call 610-381-2442 or email for more info.

VBS at St. Matthew's

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rotary speaker

The West End Rotary Club will host Doug Harbach, director of communications of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board when it hosts its breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville.

Zion Seniors

The June meeting of the Zion Seniors is 11 a.m. Thursday. Sandwiches should be brought. Beverages are provided.

Monroe Seniors meet at Zion twice a week, Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning at 9 a.m. Programs are varied as are the lunches that are served for minimal cost.

Co-ed volleyball

Friday, June 13, 2014


Bible School

St. Matthew's UCC will be holding Vacation Bible School from 9-11:30 a.m., the week of July 14-18 in the church grove.

Children between the ages of 4-12 will be sailing along to learn about Jesus' ministry on and around the shores of Galilee. Forewarning: they may get a little wet each day.

To register, call Staci George at 610-951-4214.

New members

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

School board to meet

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday, in the district's administrative building.

Library activities

This Saturday, Flag Day, the Western Pocono Community Library will offer Family Fun Day at 10:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m., the Saturday matinee, "12 Years a Slave," which is rated R. For more information call the library at 570-992-7934.

Virginia visitors

Friday, June 6, 2014

St. Matthew's

Sunday, June 8 is Pentecost Sunday and St. Matthew's UCC confirmation class will be confirmed at the 9 a.m. worship service. There will be a reception immediately afterward in the social hall.

At noon there will be an alternative worship service with country/gospel music by "The Path" band. Dress casual.

Donations and cars

St. Matthew's needs donations of sugar, Carnation Evaporated Milk and whole milk to make homemade ice cream for the Strawberry Festival and Car Show on June 15.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Athletic awards

Pleasant Valley High School Athletic Awards will be presented today beginning at 6 o'clock.

Feast of the


Our Lady Queen of Peace offers several Mass times for the Feast of the Ascension, a Holy Day of Obligation.

Mass will be offered at 5 p.m. Wednesday, and at 8 a.m., 12:10 and 7 p.m. Thursday.

Church hosts blood drive

Effort UMC will host an American Red Cross from 2 to 6 p.m., Thursday. Call 800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.

Monroe Seniors

Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day

There will be a Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m., Monday at the Eldred Township Veterans Memorial, located at the Eldred Township municipal building.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

PVI Field Day

Beginning today, weather permitting, Pleasant Valley Intermediate School is having field days, by grade. Fourth grade is set for today, followed by fifth Thursday and sixth Friday.

Rain dates are next week, in the same order.

PV High concert

The Pleasant Valley High School Spring Choral concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

School Board meets

Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday in the administrative building.

Spring Cleanup

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Effort blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. May 29 at Effort UMC. Call 800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.

PTO elections

The Pleasant Valley Intermediate School PTO will meet at 4:30 p.m. today. The election will take place in the library.

It's election time also for the Pleasant Valley Elementary School PTO. That will take place at the PTO meeting set for 7 p.m., May 20.

W.E.L.L. meeting

Thursday, May 8, 2014

St. Matthew's UCC

St. Matthew's UCC will hold its regular worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 11. They will celebrate mothers.

Sunday School is at 10:30 a.m. for every age.

Then at noon there will be a contemporary service with country/gospel music and communion will be served.

Prayer Shawl


If anyone would like to donate yarn or fleece material, or your time, to make shawls for St. Matthew's Prayer Shawl Ministry, it would be greatly appreciated.